(Frank Mir stopped the Lesnar hype train last Saturday.)
Six of last Saturday’s UFC 81 participants have been given medical suspensions by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, according to MMA Junkie. Most of the suspensions were relatively short, except for David Heath‘s suspension. Heath lost via TKO in the first round of his fight with Tim Boetsch. He was brutalized by Boetsch with body kicks and strikes to the head when he hit the canvas.
Heath received a nasal fracture in the bout and a doctor has to clear him to fight if he wants to step into the Big O again before August 1st – which is when his suspension runs out. Boetsch had taken the fight just days before after Tomasz Drwal dropped out as Heath’s opponent due to a knee injury. Imagine if he had actually trained for David Heath. The medical suspension might instead be a death certificate for Heath.
Marvin Eastman, Kyle Bradley and Frank Mir got short suspensions because of lacerations. Tim Sylvia and Keita Nakamura were dealt medical suspensions as a precaution. Only Mir and Eastman won their fights – Mir was getting jacked by Brock Lesnar before catching the blonde beast napping and submitted him with a knee bar; Eastman won a unanimous decision over Terry Martin. Interesting that Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira escaped without a suspension since Tim Sylvia left his mark on Nog’s face.
The list of suspensions:
-Tim Sylvia: Suspended until March 3rd with no contact until February 24th for precautionary reasons
-Frank Mir: Suspended until March 3rd with no contact until February 24th because of a scalp laceration
-Kyle Bradley: Suspended until March 19th with no contact until March 2nd because of a facial laceration
-David Heath: Nasal fracture must be cleared by a doctor or he is suspended until August 1st – minimum suspension is until April 3rd with no contact until March 19th
-Marvin Eastman: Suspended until March 2nd with no contact until February 24th because of an upper-eyelid laceration
-Keita Nakamura: Suspended until March 19th with no contact until March 2nd for precautionary reason